Moroto Town

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Moroto is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 02°31′48″N 34°40′12″E / 2.53000°N 34.67000°E / 2.53000; 34.67000
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region Karamoja sub-region
District Moroto District
Elevation 4,530 ft (1,380 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 14,818[1]

Moroto is a town in Northern Uganda, lying west of Mount Moroto. It is the 'chief town' of Moroto District and the district headquarters are located there. The district was named after the town.


Moroto is located approximately 210 kilometres (130 mi), by road, northeast of Mbale, the nearest large city.[2] This location lies approximately 420 kilometres (260 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[3] The coordinates of the town are:2°31'48.0"N, 34°40'12.0"E (Latitude:2.5300; Longitude:34.6700).[4]


The 2002 national census estimated the population of Moroto at 7,380. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 11,600. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Moroto at 12,300.[5] In 2014, the national population census put the population of Moroto town at 14,818.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or near the edges of town:

Other points of interest[edit]

Other points of interest in or near Moroto include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b UBOS, . (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Mbale And Moroto With Distance Marker". Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Moroto With Map". Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Google, . "Location of Moroto Town At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  5. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Moroto Town In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 3 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 02°31′48″N 34°40′12″E / 2.53000°N 34.67000°E / 2.53000; 34.67000